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May 1, 2014 8:30pm PDT
in western china state media say to religious extremists were behind the attack on wednesday in the same zellweger autonomous region and both of them were killed. that said the assailant started slashing people outside the station in the regional capital raunchy. then they set off bombs they were carrying. they killed one bystander and wounded seventy nine other people. government officials say the attackers have long participated in extremist militias activities the attack came as president she was wrapping up his first visit to the beach at the press government officials during his tour to adopt tougher measures against terrorism and to do more to unite ethnic groups police have tightened security but the region has been plagued by violence for years. gonna be this claim is mama since the protests and they restricted the culture and the mission of the week or ethnic group investigators in south korea us and the passenger ferry that sank last month did not have its containers properly secure what they suspect overloaded and boost cargo may have caused the ship to tip over. after a sharp
Al Jazeera America
May 23, 2014 12:00pm EDT
. adrian brown, al jazeera, western china. >> reporter: a court has sentenced a former mining tycoon to death. he and his brother were found guilty of murder. they are amongst a group of 36 people charged with crimes. >>> a second person has died in istanbul after violent protests overnight. the unrest comes just ahead of the first anniversary of nationwide anti-government demonstrations. istanbul's governor has appealed for calm. security officials in egypt say the leader of an al-qaeda-inspired group has been killed. he died in a drive-by shooting along with three of his associates. the group has been behind a series of attacks on security forces since the army deposed mohammed morsi in jewel. >>> the trial of three al jazeera journalists have been delayed until july 1st. they are falsely accused of conspiring with the outlawed muslim brotherhood. peter greste's parents have expressed frustration. >> we have made disappointingly little progress so far. it's almost beginning to look as if the attempts to grind us down are succeeding -- [ inaudible ]. >> yes, and that's not just ours
May 22, 2014 6:00am EDT
headlines. >> in western china, a series of explosions in a market killed 31 people and wounded 90 more. china blamed wieger separatists. there was some horrific violence about two months ago. the ukraine pro-russian militants attacked a checkpoint. at least 11 people were killed in fighting and witnesses say about the ukrainian troops were you -- wounded. in the nhl playoffs, the los angeles clippers scored -- the los angeles kings, forgive me, beat the chicago back -- the chicago blackhawks. row at a at the front kings game has btotox. the series night and is tied. how many goals? >> five goals in the third. . period. we go to the rangers expert scarlet fu. >> they are at the garden tonight at 8:00 for it lets let the series go to seven games because the rangers will clean it up. i might be getting ahead of myself. is"the new york post" pushing spirit and wear blue. >> it has been 20 years since we won the stanley cup so the timing is perfect. >> let's get to the morning must read. littleose one that's a touchy-feely but it jumped out at me. it's from thomas friedman in "the new york
Al Jazeera America
May 27, 2014 9:00am EDT
and a million affected by it. but the main area of concern now is moving across to the far side of western china and into vietnam and they have had a lot of rain in the past 24 hours. we are seeing heavy rain developing here. further towards the east not looking so bad, but northern portions of vietnam seeing very bad weather. parts of india as well. flooding here. probably improving in the coming days. thank you. >> still to come, traffic, tortured and stopped, we report on the flight of the african migrants. >> plus, reporting from the western philippines, why these waters are at the forefront of a tense territorial dispute. >> miami heat on the brink of nba appearance in the finals as sports comes up in a moment. the performance review. that corporate trial by fire when every slacker gets his due. and yet, there's someone around the office who hasn't had a performance review in a while. someone whose poor performance is slowing down the entire organization. i'm looking at you phone company dsl. check your speed. see how fast your internet can be. switch now and add voice and tv for $34.90. co
May 1, 2014 8:00pm PDT
's in pain is promising decisive action after a bombing at a train station in western china state media say to religious extremists were behind the attack on wednesday in the same zellweger autonomous region and both of them were killed. that said the assailant started slashing people outside the station in the regional capital r
May 5, 2014 7:00am PDT
clean energy projects in central and western china. is expected to greece's debt to gdp ratio with a quite visibly starting in two thousand fifteen and economic growth will suffer if the budget surplus will become more stable states the report published by the european union the case of the fortification of economic adjustment program greece's debt to gdp ratio will continue to gradually reduce them a couple of hundred twenty five percent of the gdp in two thousand twenty in about a hundred fold percent in two thousand twenty two. it was rating services with the fall term sovereign credit rating of cyprus important national currency to be from the modest. as in peanuts and everything is based on the economy in cyprus which exceeded expectations to begin with. short term rating was affirmed at the level according to the immediate risk of implementing cyprus bailout programs are decreased resulting in decreased risk for the forthcoming edition of the country's debt obligations. albuquerque police want to be sure to pour drink from bbb plus change it to be modest outlook on cypru
May 5, 2014 5:00am PDT
china even extending out towards western china you're still looking at some areas as much as 50 to 70 millimeters occurring over the course of the next 24 hours. more so back towards the west where a new low is going to be developing along the western periphery of this high pressure and eventually work its way along that rainy season front and work its way off towards hong kong and taipei by midweek. something to watch out for. hot, muggy if you are down towards the tropics. afternoon thunderstorms popping up in manila towards bangkok. north of that front, sunny and clear in beijing. over towards seoul a high of 20 on your stus. let's look over towards the americas. the pacific northwest, some showers out here for you. it's going to be rather wet and windy through the coming days. but eventually this low in this area of instability, that's going to work its way off towards the east through the central plains by wednesday. and that is going to be bringing that threat of some severe thunderstorms, even some large hail possibly out of this. and don't be surprised if we have the threat of
Al Jazeera America
May 4, 2014 7:00pm EDT
, push for reform agenda and move this thing forward. >> how do you explain to a western audience china's attempt to get its consumers to buy more, what are the things involved in doing that? >> the key issue involving open the service sector. if you want the people to school the first issue you want to make sure people can earn more money so they can buy things. how can people earn more money? they have to open service sectors and also you open the soe sector in, people will be able to hire more people so when people will be able to earn more money they will be a consumer. which is healthy and good. >> we've also seen strikes at a factory that manufactures sneakers. that's got to say something about the chinese population that they feel bold enough to strike and to want higher wages. >> i think that's inevitable. in the growing process the labor will require higher and higher wages. the wages has been low, in the past few years the wages have been increased which is good. put china up the value chain. china cannot day in the low value-added manufacturing. to give the laborer high wages
Al Jazeera America
May 23, 2014 9:00am EDT
, w t western china >>> a court sentenced a former mining tycoon to death, you found guilty of merged. two help are among 36 charged with similar crimes. hun's sentencing is part of the wider corruption crack down to the former execute chief russian president says he will respect the choice of ukrainians on the election on sunday. speaking at an economic forum, vladimir putin says he understands that ukraine wants to emerge from crisis but he said it would have been better for crain to hold a referendum and adopt a new constitution. >> i am an optimist i am not losing hope. i am not losing confidence that the situation in ukraine will calm down sooner orrer. we will find courses to streamline our relations in ukraine, itself, known as cho chocolate kings. for making final campaigns ahead of sunday's election. al jazeera's nick speicer reports now from southern ukraine on the man he thinks can solve the ukrainian crisis. probably needs something like a savior. retail politics. >> organization of the country and european association. if elected, he won't be ukraine's first billionaire p
Al Jazeera America
May 23, 2014 2:00pm EDT
is whether this community can also recover. adrian brown, al jazeera, western china. >>> coming up in sport, the head of european football disagrees with the president saying giving the world cup to qatar in 2022 was not a mistake. >>> i'm in new orleans, we'll show you how the film industry is changing the face of the big easy. ♪ r ♪ >>> welcome back. time for sport now. >> shoely thank you so much. less than 24 hours to go until the champions league in lisbon. real are attempting to win a record tenth european cup. rinaudo is expected to be fit despite missing last week's game. the forward is returning to his home country, having scored 16 champions league goals this season. >> everyone knows how important this competition is for real madrid, and my job is to do the best. i said this the first day that i was here to do the best to help this team to win this competition. we are very close. >> athletico arrive for only their second appearance in the final. much of their success over the last two seasons has been down to coach who has had too work with a budget less than a quarter of th
May 22, 2014 3:00pm PDT
military ties and aid programs. in western china today, 31 people were killed and more than 90 wounded after attackers drove two suv's into a busy street market and threw bombs. it happened in urumqi, a city in xinjiang where violence has surged in recent months. authorities blame radicals in the muslim uighur minority. in beijing today, a foreign ministry spokesman vowed the government will put an end to the bloodshed. >> ( translated ): the chinese government has the confidence and the ability to combat the terrorists. these terrorists are swollen with arrogance. their schemes will not succeed. >> ifill: today's death toll was the worst in xinjiang since nearly 200 people died in riots in 2009. the senate today confirmed a judicial nominee who authored memos justifying drone strikes on american terror suspects overseas. david barron wrote them when he worked at the justice department in 2009 and 2010. this week, the department agreed to release a censored version of one document, to help ease his confirmation. barron will join the federal appeals court in boston. in the house, repub
May 25, 2014 9:00pm EDT
more western imports to china. oft is boosting imports things like salmon, wine, and flowers. shipmentsuld double of salmon into china. let me show you how it works. the fish are trucked in from norway, and since there are no direct flights from there, they have to be flown from finland street to china. france's largest retailer is focusing on growth in china, as well. they also are focusing on places like latin america, as well as europe. the company opened three hypermarkets back in november, and they announce five in january. inna is also increasing imports of flowers. the country imported over 6500 tons of cut flowers last year. that is an increase of about 17% from the year before. all of this is according to the international trade center, in terms of their data. that gives you a sense of how china's appetite for the finer things is changing. that is all for your global outlook today. i am mia saini in hong kong. >> we are going to talk wine consumption in the next hour and hear from the newly appointed ceo as the one exhibition gets underway right here in hong kong tom
Al Jazeera America
May 23, 2014 3:00am EDT
headquarters in doha. also ahead - tension in china's western xinjiang region after five suicide bombers kill more than 30 in a busy market >>> a former congolese militia leader due to be sentenced at the international criminal court shortly. we'll get an update from the hague. >>> also coming up, ahead of presidential elections in egypt changing fortunes for the coptic christian minority. >>> hello. the former thai prime minister yingluck shinawatra and her political opponents have been summoned for talks with the army chief who are in charge. she is among 150 figures banned by the army from travelling outside thailand. veronica pedrosa is live in bangkok. she is there to tell us if we have an indication as to why yingluck shinawatra was summoned? >> i think this is not going to be an easy question to answer until the meeting is over, and we may or may not get some word from the people in that meeting about what has happened. i think the thing that people will be looking for is how even-handed the coup makers, the generals in the base behind me and other bases across the country will be, whe
Al Jazeera America
May 19, 2014 8:00pm EDT
working out of shanghai and targeted companies and labor unions in western pennsylvania. china called the charges unrounded and absurd. >> one of this fallout is what we see now as mutual untrust and accusations will be tchinese of probably enhancing its own equipment systems on their own, so that the fallout will be actually counterproductive. in this case that americans are doing this the chinese alerted and it will be using more of their own equipment. >> it is the first time u.s. officials have filed charges against other government officials. >>> a federal judge has thrown out a ruling outlooking same-sex marriages. >>> russia says it has pulled back forces on the border. the u.s. and nato have expressed scepticism, saying they have seen no sign of a withdraw. >>> after six months of protest of the thailand government, the army has announced marshall law. >> as you mentioned the government here, although it's an acting government and it has been a government that has gone through many different situations over the last six months was not consulted by this. the military has in the
May 19, 2014 5:30pm PDT
" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is our western edition. china's military has attacked major u.s. companies in a computer war that kills american jobs. that is the allegation today in a jury indictment chinese military officers. they were charged with identity theft and economic espionage. it is a first, that is already raising tensions between the two countries. here's bob orr. >> reporter: the f.b.i. today issued "wanted" posters for five members of the chinese military now charged with running a cyber espionage operation targeting u.s. companies. prosecutors say the men work inside the people's liberation army as part of an elite hacking unit-- code name: 61398. john carlin is the assistant attorney general for national security. >> for the first time, we are exposing the faces and names behind the keyboards in shanghai used to steal from american businesses. >> reporter: from this building in shanghai, prosecutors say the members of 61398 stole corporate secrets, product specs and private memos from five u.s. companies. among, them westinghouse-- prosecutors say the chine
May 25, 2014 11:00pm EDT
in what ferguson had to say and sell. china's burgeoning middle class is eating more western food, drinking more imported wine than ever before. >> mia saini has today's global outlook. class,he chinese middle they continually get richer, their pockets are getting deeper, their desire for the finer things in life is intensifying. china already has the world's largest middle class. that is from the world bank which means that they consume between $10 and $100 per day. 11% of china's population fall into this category. when china's urban middle class about 75%t to grow to of their population by 2020. what was it back in 2000? just 4%. 2022, what is going to happen is chinese consumers are expected to earn between $9,600 and 37,000 u.s. dollars. this growing affluence is spurring more imports of western brands to china, which is the world's biggest buyer of luxury goods in 2012. imports of certain items including salmon, wine and flowers. finland's biggest airline could double shipments of salmon to china and japan by 2020. that is from 300 tons currently. the fish are trucked in fro
May 21, 2014 2:30pm PDT
to link china to carry gas from western siberia. it will invest $55 billion, and china $22 billion. >> well, for more on this deal, i am joined by a guest. thank you for coming in. now, let's talk about the timing of this deal. it could not come at a better moment. >> you are right. putin is a wonderful tactician, but maybe not so good of a businessman. probably less of a price than would be needed. for example, the average price of exports from russia to europe concerning gas is approximately dollars for 1000 cubic meters. whereas the deal that has been sealed today is probably more or less around 350 u.s. dollars for the same. >> so you agree with what we heard from the analyst there in that report, saying that international circumstances may have pushed russia's hand a bit in these negotiations? >> yes, it shows that russia was in desperate need of an ally, and second, it shows the financial loss of russia is counterbalanced by political benefits. council, andrity now a long-lasting partnership, 30 years, a 30 year contract with china and probably investment from china in easter
May 22, 2014 4:00am EDT
a blast ripped through a market in western china. >>> meanwhile, the economic forum is under way in st. petersburg. spief as we call it. jeffrey, you've turned up an awful lot of western and north american ceos. >> yes, absolutely, ross. that is a bit of a back story to what's going on here at the st. petersburg international economic forum. this is a show case event really where the russian government wants to demonstrate russia's economic prowess and also encourage a lot of western companies to come and invest. if you looked at the numbers last year, you know, anywhere between 15 and $30 billion worth of deals were actually inked at this event. this time round it is a bit different, of course, because of the ukraine story and the sanctions that have been imposed by the west on russia as a result of what they see as president putin's interference in the ukraine and also the annexation of crimea. but not everybody has stayed at home. we have seen some western executives come here. we caught up with mr. dico at jc dico. we asked him about how he felt about those who have chosen not to c
May 1, 2014 3:00am PDT
attack at a railway station in china's western seen jan weekend the last ten to build some luggage which had been left on the ground. local government has described it as a violent attack. jan has experienced several bonding counties in recent months the very fine reports from the region is very difficult because the mantelpiece a tightly controlled at least ten children have been killed in syria often forces both surprised and impressed at our house and dropped our homes on the school. knowing that the dolls or simple typing skills. it happened in countries not just eat eat and a hat which pro government forces and rebels whistle to control the school had been hosting an art exhibition displaying kilda's peaches which depicted the suffering in the war united nations children's agency has condemned the attack. gerry adams to the gentleman on his big east republican policy has been invested by police in connection with the nineteen seventy two metre empty condo mr adams said that he was innocent of any halt in america and said that he was the victim of malicious allegations. mrs mcconnel
May 6, 2014 7:00am EDT
a week after another a attack in the station in the western region. china blames religious extremist for a bomb and knife attack last week on the 30th of april that killed one bystander. that attack follows another in march by a knife yielding man in southwest china which left at least 29 dead according to news agency. a bomb bursts on the scaquare lt year. any details about today's attack? >> it was suggested there might be four attackers involved in this incident. now police in the southern city say that there was just one attacker. they say he was shot at the scene, now in the hospital receiving treatment. authorities say six are injured after he started slashing passengers. there's a lot of conflicting accounts. authorities have yet to say who the suspect was and whether he belonged to any group. the fear is of course that with two attacks at railway stations in the last two months, the fear was this could fit that path and been yet another one of these attacks. >> the authorities talk about the concerns of the militants in places like that. what are they actually doing about it?
May 28, 2014 3:30am EDT
competitive. the second option is build a western route to china. you try to lower the price within russia and shove more gas in the russian economy or leave it in the ground for a better day. if you were to think about the four possible options how would you think about the attractiveness of each. >> the leaving it in the ground is what is happening now. even if you don't believe them saying they could produce 617 last year when it is 487, even if he is being lenient they have a lot of gas. what i think is interesting the most and we as an institute have conducted a public debate with gas proem on pricing and they are still saying the same thing. they have after a lot of hard talking with their customers, they have adapted where they needed to adapt which is in the competitive market. so their prices are now competitive with hub prices and in europe. the way they have done it is incrediblely bizarre way of doing it. you have to pay and you get paid back to you pay too much. it is crazy way of doing but they did it. the question going forward is do they want to push mo
May 11, 2014 8:00pm EDT
grown up being told about the ways in which western countries have sought to keep china down. they are not wrong. in the 19th century, china was carved up like a melon. that is the term they use to describe the way that foreign powers took control of chinese land. they talk about a century of humiliation. this is taught explicitly in chinese schools. china has weathered this century. the dominant fact of what it means to think about chinese history if you are a young person today. energyent a lot of focusing on preventing china from being humiliated again. >> let's watch some more from that video. ♪ >> let's start with the last part, the dalai lama. tibet has three or four main people at the most. vast territory with this very sparse population. >> how many people do they have in china? >> 1.4 billion people. >> why is there so much fuss about this tiny populated country? >> they call it an administrative region, autonomous administrative region. tibet is this immensely nor out gic issue in china. it represents the possibility that their territory could be broken up sunday.
May 14, 2014 5:00am PDT
, east asia, we are seeing the continual rainy season moving in to southern china, and also western japan. and kagoshima, 77 millimeters of rain during the past 24 hours and it looks like more rain is in store for us, both in western japan, and also down in to southern china. look, up to 120 millimeters of rainfall during the next 72 hours. so definitely look out for that. hong kong you will see a high of 28 degrees with a chance for some rain. also, extending all the way in to tokyo, we're expecting some rain with a high of 22 for thursday. a little bit drier toward beijing, though, and warm with highs in the upper 20s. hope you have a good day wherever you are. here's a look at your extended forecast. >>> that's all for this hour on "newsline." i'm shery ahn. thank you for watching.  ccac >> you are watching "france 24." these are the headlines this hour. an explosion in turkey leaves at least 200 dead. rescuers are racing against time trying to save the 200 more still trapped inside. rolledy of a 26 are journalist was found tuesday by -- a 26-year-old journalist was found tuesday.
May 4, 2014 5:30pm EDT
words with, "de facto," could change. china would also become a two-ocean navy over the western pacific and the indian ocean. that would give china tremendous influence in what i call the navigable southern rimland of eurasia, stretching from the horn of africa to the sea of japan. but it would not allow china to dominate the eastern hemisphere to the extent that the u.s. has traditionally dominated the western hemisphere. because remember, you also have russia, and we could go on for an hour about the strategic competition between russia or china. between russia and china. and you also have, you know, powers in the middle east like iran, saudi arabia and others. the eastern hemisphere is a much more complex issue that we're dealing with compared to the western hemisphere. >> and i appreciate the complexity. let me turn to your questions now and invite them. let me just -- i guess i'll be calling on people. is there a mona will come? there is a mona will come to you. -- a microphone that will come to you. i'll go to this gentleman -- yeah, yous -- and just -- yous, and just wait for the
May 22, 2014 1:00pm EDT
to continuing to grow and be able to reach the rural and western parts of china. it also puts the pressure on your timing when it comes to making a profit. >> if you look at historically and in the past few years, for cap level was pretty manageable. we have been able to have free cash flow over the past two years. i think investment is actually more measured than most people expected. and moving ahead, we will continue to invest, especially for the seven major film and centers. we will make sure we have control over the key geography. >> sidney, as a former kpmg auditor, you probably know more about auditing than i will ever learn. why your company has a material weakness in your control. >> we have recruited a very large number of professional finance and accounting teams. we have more than 30 staff with accounting backgrounds. at the, if you look nasdaq or the chinese companies that initially go public -- everyone has this material weakness. certainly, as a company in a foreign country, we will continue to improve our competency in the u.s. cap. it makes it even more concerning that the
May 2, 2014 10:00am PDT
train station at china's western city of one and she conditions young the region two days after attack which killed three people and injured seventy nine. train services resumed on thursday despite the overnight it's lotion and stabbing spree the us state department has condemned wednesday's violence saying that it appeared to be an act of terrorism. the chinese government says a suicide bombing was carried out by a least two suspects with a history of religious extremists of the brutal incident was the third such high profile attack against civilians in seven months and turning to the deepening crisis in ukraine a pro russian activists clashed with riot police in the eastern city of don't ask before taking control of the prosecutor's office the protesters now on the plane number of government buildings in dozens of other flashpoint cities. the move comes as the ukrainian government launches a military operation to retake the town of sloppy ounce from separatist groups ukraine's interior ministry says one helicopter has been shut down with missile launchers and at least one pilot was k
May 6, 2014 3:00pm PDT
difficult for the western companies, but alibaba has a tremendous position in china and i think, now, they're starting to think about growth internationally. >> woodruff: so the censorship that exists in china wouldn't have an effect on alibaba investors? >> no, most investors when they think about the chinese e-commerce business, they're very bullish about the long term secular growth and internet usage in china. it's the largest internet market and fastest growing internet market in the world and particularly favorable position for e-commerce. e-commerce in the united states is only about 7% of retail sales but much, much higher in china and expected to go higher. there's less of a retail culture in china, i.e., let's shop sunday. they don't have that much. so e-commerce has grown faster in china than the western markets. the alibaba opportunity is tremendous. i think u.s. and western investors recognize that. there are very few ways for western investors to invest in this growth story. alibaba will be the largest, most liquid and arguably safest investment vehicle. >> woodruff: if aliba
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May 26, 2014 5:00pm EDT
factory. >> the 30-year agreement between russian gas giant gazprom and china's national petroleum corporation is involved at $400,000,000,000. a pipeline will move gas every year through siberia to china's populous northeast. a second pipeline to the western prove convinces is reportedly in the works. chinese president trumpeted the growing friendship with putin's russia and the power of asia. >> translator: the asian nations are members of the big family of asia, and we should sher issue the opportunities of development which are hard to win. we should go hand-in-hand to consolidate the good developing trend in asia. each country should, while realizing its own growth targets, push forward the unity, cooperation of the whole of asia so asia can realize its own glory as early as possible. >> the question is: why this? why now? for russia, the answer may lie in ukraine. russia's pipeline causeway to the european market with europe threatening sanctions and thinking about new sources of natural gas, vladimir putin is looking for a new market, and russia needs the money with its ec
May 21, 2014 4:00am EDT
supplying to western europe to china in a 30 year deal. we thought the deal was going to be signed yesterday, but it got signed just now, about half an hour ago. a bit of a face saver for the russian president. the issues onming price. it will be interesting to find out what the price was. we have not heard with the price was. the prime minister of russia said he thought it was going to be comparable to the price the western -- that western europe is now paying. he will be a big issue because a lot of people have said the chinese know the russians are anxious to diversify in case western europe follows through on his threat to diversify away from russian supply. this is a huge market in china. they can have a bottomless appetite for russian gas. >> timing is everything. this has been in the making for 10 years. we have the ukrainian elections on sunday. what message does this send out? >> if you do not want to do business with us in western europe, we have alternatives, we have options. it is really up to you. the companies in western europe and the united states will be speaking with the go
May 27, 2014 10:00am EDT
reaction. what is you refine where you sell gas to europe. the second option is try to build a western group to china which would bring it from west siberia, you try to lower the price within russia and for more gas in the russian economy, or you just leave it on the ground for a better day. when you think about those four possible options, how would you think about the relative attraction of that? >> the realpolitik is leaving it in the ground is what is happening now. even if you don't believe they could reduce 316 last year when they produce 487, they have a lot of shed and gas. interesting is most is we as an institute have conducted a public debate with gazprom on pricing. what's interesting is they are still saying the same thing .bout the pricing after a lot of hard talking with their customers, they have adapted where they need to adapt in the competitive market. competitive are now although the way they have done bizarre --credibly it's a crazy way of doing it, but i have done it stop the question going forward is do they want to put more gas into europe? the we describe as di
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May 23, 2014 2:00am EDT
headquarters in doha. also ahead - tension in china's western xinjiang region after five suicide bombers k
May 11, 2014 8:59pm EDT
one competitive manufacturing country in the whole world -- in the whole of western europe. globally behind china, the united states, and south korea. does my right honorable friend agree with me that this is just the sort of company we should be keeping an further evidence that our strategy to rebalance the u.k. economy towards in the westg midlands in other regions is working? myi'm grateful for what right honorable friend says. for the first time in almost a decade, all three main sectors of the economy, manufacturing services, and construction, have grown by at least 3% over the past year. this is further evidence that the economic plan is working. manufacturing is important itself, but it is also important because it is tradable. we want to see britain export more, make more. the moves by my right honorable friend in the budget are very much dedicated towards that angle. also, as i said, we must remain the open economy that will encourage people to invest in our manufacturing base. week, the opening stages of the -- with the tour de france coming to yorkshire, these world-class
May 9, 2014 3:00am EDT
that president putin is going to be going to china on a state visit. is this a russian pivot to the east? can the east replace western europe and western countries in a sort of business relationship with russia? it might pivot to the east, specifically the headline could be a big gas contract to china. china could be importing more gas from russia. a slight pivot. absolutely, everybody accepts that china cannot replace european and western companies in terms of investment partnership. needs partnership, the expertise and the knowledge. bp exxon has the technology to explore the arctic. the chinese do not. east, most people would regard as a long-term disaster for the economy. >> chris, thank you. we'll speak to you soon. chris weaver there, senior partner at macro advisory amah and our very own ryan chilcote. will tell you why apple may be closing in on the beats brand. that is coming up next. ♪ minutes into the european trading session. the top stock we watching, of they ares publicis. up by about a quarter of one percent. they were up one percent earlier. let's get the details of what hap
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May 27, 2014 6:00am EDT
that the dispute in the south china sea is a major conflict, western philippines. >>> you are watching the news hour in doha and still to come. >> translator: there was a fighter, a tall one pointing out women and telling the others to rape them. >> a call for justice in south sudan by those forced out of their homes because of the fighting there. ambitious project which is meant to promote economic growth but it's threatening fishermen's income and the french open decides to change his name to stan and is knocked out in the first round. ♪ the leaders of india and pakistan have formal talks in new deli, the first time since 2002 and on monday sharif attended the inauguration, relations are strained and the two report several wars mostly over disputed kashmir and we are in new deli and tell us more about these talks. >> reporter: yes, they were scheduled talks, not just for the pakistan prime minister but he wants to meet all of the regional leaders that attended the swearing in on monday. but i think all eyes were on the pakistan and india leaders and what they were to discuss and what is t
May 22, 2014 3:00am EDT
against further isolation from western europe and the united states? >> the china relationship is key for russia. china is becoming number one economy in the world. there is a very strong basis for trade between russia and china right now. strong fundamental reasons to have this relationship. >> plus the chinese don't complain about ukraine. >> china and russia signed agreement against unilateral sanctions. unilateral sanctions are nuclear weapons that can make the economy of the world explode. also there is three deals we have done in china. believe the investments will go romantically and the gas deal is important not only because of gas supplies to china, but we are looking at a $9 billion petrochemical plant that will be enabled by this contract. it will enable lots of investment. could the russian government give you 10 billion to: best for foreign investment -- to coin vest for foreign investment? >> we have up to 8 billion that could be contributed to infrastructure. >> this is new money that would be made available. capital and ity would allow us important projects. one is to
May 6, 2014 6:00am EDT
stabbed by attackers. seriously for china, there was a ho r horrendous attack in march where 30 were killed. many saw that as an incident that led to change in china that violence from the rest of far western region is beginning to spread across the country. >>> the united nations secretary general has arrived in sudan planning to meet the president to direct talks with the global leader even though he launched a defensive against the rebel towns. we have the special representative. i asked him about the peace talks today. >>> well the secretary general arrived the this morning. he'll be spending the day i understand. he's having high level talks as we speak. i think he wants to lend his voice and his support to the efforts to find peace and certainly stop the fighting. we've all been calling for a month of tranquility. may is a crucial month here. people need to get out and plant crops. they need to tend to livestock. if they can do that, that will go a long way to help them fend for themselves. if they can't, by the end of the year, we're forecasting 6 million people who will eithe
May 21, 2014 6:00am EDT
-popping amount of money. two, they have to build a pipeline to send it on there from these fields in western siberia down to china. the $22 billion plan, so lots of jobs, lots of industry expansion, but what a surprise, guys, because earlier reports were saying this deal with solid. then suddenly they find it. >> let's take you back to the london school of economics work. newthis a bridge an russia-chinese relationship? >> it is far too early in the morning new york time to come up with grand, sweeping arguments like that. the great comment on the french revolution from i think it was peng, it is too early to tell. you have to have a lot more time to take a step back and think about these things. it is clear that russia -- i mean, this is not rocket science. russia wants to diversify its markets for its massive amounts of natural gas. one in every six cubic metric meters of natural gas is in russian. they want more markets. the signals from the west are clear -- they do not want to have it come here. this is pretty basic. they just want to have more markets. >> hans, obviously bnp paribas fr
May 23, 2014 10:00am PDT
with china, he's basically saying, okay, western countries, europe, we export 30% of our russian gas to europe. you're going to put sanctions on that. i'm going to find another supplier and it's going to be china. and it's going to be more than you. $400 billion over 30 years. 30 trillion cubic feet of gas. he's playing an alliance with china against the united states. what is also interesting in the united nations security council, both russia and china vetoed an effort by western countries, france and the u.s., to send to the international war crimes tribunals the crimes against humanity by syria. so putin is making some geopolitical moves, ganging up on the united states on europe, with china. so he's all over the place. but again, he has that option with that endless supply of gas that russia has. >> and do you think that will be an effective strategy? can strong enough ties to china insulate russia from this kind of external pressure? >> well, only if ronan, the united states and europe say okay, we're going to change our policy. we're going to use our energy abundance in the un
Al Jazeera America
May 20, 2014 6:00pm EDT
western pressure over ukraine. for the russians the stakes couldn't be higher. china's gas consumption, the same reason why everybody wants to sell them energy, is expected to double by 2020. not only about business but political security and breaking out of russia's dependence on western markets. >> a big bank deal between russia's second largest bank and the bank of china. >> not entirely unrelated. the bank of china is the government owned bank but not the largest bank in china. these two have signed a deal whereby materials and goods traded particularly energy will be settled in their local currency. either a rubel and un. this is interesting because most international trade is done in dollars. oil, natural gas, it's all priced and traded in dollars no matter where you are. so this a big development. some say it's an attempt to sort of weaken the u.s. dollar and weaken the idea that the u.s. dollar is the currency of record around the world. i will remind you, tony that, china is the biggest holder of u.s. debt. anything it does, one doesn't know how big of a deal this is and if it
May 11, 2014 11:59pm EDT
competitive manufacturing country in the whole of western europe. number four globally behind china, the united states and south korea. does my right honorable friend agree with me that this is just the sort of company we should be keeping? further evidence that our strategy to rebalance the economy towards manufacturing and the west midlands and other regions is working. my honorablel from friend says. for the first time in all most a decade, all three main sectors by at economy have grown least three percent over the last year. i think it is further evidence that the economic plan is working. manufacturing is important in itself here it is also important because much of it is tradable. we want to see britain export more, make more, invest more. the moves in the budget are very much dedicated toward that angle. as i said earlier, we must remain the open economy that will encourage people to invest in our manufacturing base. >> later this week, the opening the -- will take place in ireland. along with the tour de france, to yorkshire, the world-class sporting events allow us to show
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